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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229493
OS Grid Reference: TG2275108784
OS Grid Coordinates: 622751, 308784
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6311, 1.2901
There is also a scheduled monument, St Lawrence's Well, Lower Westick Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
TG 2208 NE ST. BENEDICT'S STREET
26.2.54 Church of St. Lawrence.
Former Parish Church now redundant. C15. Flint with stone and brick dressings.
Ashlar facing on clerestory. Slate and lead roofs. West tower. Nave and chancel
in one. North and south aisles and porches. South rood-stair turret. North-east
vestry. 3-stage tower with 4 stages of diagonal buttresses. The west door has
good carved spandrels showing St. Edmund being arrowed and St. Lawrence being
grilled. Large recessed 4-light perpendicular west window with inward facing
statue niches in the reveals. Square sound holes with clockface in the south.
2-light belfry windows. 2-step battlements with corner pinnacles and spirelet
ending to stair-turret. 5-bay aisles with extra half bay to chancel. Plinth
course with shields and flushwork. 2-storey porch against south aisle. 4-light
perpendicular aisle windows, the 2 eastern windows having more elaborate cusping
and flushwork below cill. 11 tall 3-light clerestory windows. Late C19 perpendicular
east window. East and west windows to south aisle. 2-storey north porch with tracery
on outer doors. Central statue niche with flanking windows at first floor. Blocked
east and west windows. Lierne vault inside. Octagonal arcade piers with concave
sides and 2-centre arches. The chancel aisle piers have 4 shafts with shallow hollow
in the diagonals. The aisle windows are set into wall arches. Hammerbeam roof with
long wall-posts supported on angel corbels.
Listing NGR: TG2275108784
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Source: English Heritage
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